At Pulaski, Peggy Bean was vomiting feces, but it was days before she was taken to a hospital. Evelyn Spear might have had a chance in her battle with lung cancer if she had gotten more than Mylanta when she complained for three months that she couldn’t swallow. Paula Cooper had breast cancer, yet was returned to the prison population without a plan for treatment _ and her incision still bleeding.
And then there’s Donna Sanders, who spent 68 torturous days in custody, first in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center and then at Pulaski, pleading for more medical care before her death.
On Sunday and Monday in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution and at myAJC.com, you can read what we found in our latest investigation into prison deaths.